8 February 2013

Jo Swinson meets Kingston publicans

Business minister and Lib Dem rising star, Jo Swinson, came to Kingston this evening to talk to local publicans and CAMRA members about the problems in the trade. 

She got a good reception and the recent announcement from the Business Department aimed at tackling unfair business practices of the pubcos was well received.  Other issues raised included the lack of planning powers for local councils to prevent surreptitious change of use, minimum pricing, duties and the beer escalator.

Thanks to Rick at the fantastic Willoughby Arms for hosting.

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